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Columbia’s Jerome L. Greene Science Center in RECORD’s May Issue

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Jerome L. Green Science Center is the first building to be completed on the university’s Manhattanville campus and will be the home to the Mortimer B. Zuckerman’s Mind Brain Behavior Institute. It is one of two Renzo Piano Building Workshop buildings on the campus to be covered in this month’s issue of Architectural Record. Piano previously spoke at the dedication in which he referred to the Jerome L. Greene Science Building as a “factory that explores the secret of the mind.”

A key challenge on the enclosure was an elevated subway track located just 60 feet from the Science Center’s east elevation that imposed demanding acoustic performance requirements on the facade. Ultimately, a 16-inch double-skin facade was integrated to create an acoustic buffer. The air space between glazing layers also creates a thermal buffer helping to reduce heating and cooling loads, moderates indoor temperatures, and provides protection of shading blinds. For a detailed description of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center click here.

Additional project coverage of the project may also be found in a previous article from Architect’s Newspaper.